Ben Amos exit from Manchester United is on the cards

by Nicolas Berg

Goalkeeper Ben Amos has been a Manchester United player since he was 12 back in 2002 but a summer exit seems inevitable for the former Crewe Alexandra man.

In March, Amos stated that the signing of Victor Valdes basically ended his hopes of becoming a Manchester United regular.

“In pre-season I was told I was number two (behind David De Gea), but as soon as Valdes was brought in, I was essentially demoted to fourth. You’ve got to move on,” the 25-year-old expressed to Daily Mail in mid-March.

Amos simply hasn’t been able to break into the first-team despite the fact he is now 25 and with Valdes ahead of him, and potentially another new arrival this summer, his time at the club looks like it is coming to an end.

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The Macclesfield-born goalkeeper made his U18s debut for United in October 2005 when current Hannover 96 goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler was dismissed against Bolton Wanderers.

In 2006/07, he was the regular goalkeeper for the side but missed out on the FA Youth Cup final which Man United lost against Liverpool on penalties having suffered a dislocated shoulder.

From the 208/09 campaign onwards, the 25-year-old appeared on a regular basis for the reserves/U21s when he wasn’t on one of his several loan spells, most recently at Bolton from January this season. Oldham and Hull are among the other clubs who have enjoyed his services.

Amos has appeared seven times for United’s first-team, including a 2-0 win at Stoke in 2012 which turned out as his only outing in the league, and was a part of United’s travelling squad to participate in the 2008 World Club Cup in Japan.

However, his time at United is likely to come to an end soon and as his contract expires, the club will receive no transfer fee for the Englishman.

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